Rendering of the 324-unit residential building now under construction on New Jersey between M and L, to be called "Insignia on M." Donohoe purchased much of the land in 2005, then added some small lots that WMATA owned as part of the Navy Yard Metro station east entrance, and finally added the since-razed St. Matthew's Church to the project footprint. Construction began in the fall of 2014.
A view of the New Jersey and M intersection similar to the rendering above, in August 2005. The glass canopy of the Navy Yard Metro exit was installed in April 2006. (08/05)
February 8, 2016
- A slightly expanded view of same location, in February 2016, with scaffolding around the Metro entrance signaling the presence of construction, plus 100 M
, Onyx on First
, and 909 New Jersey
now looming behind.
1111 New Jersey, Sliding from to April 2007 to February 2016
Looking south from L Street along the west side of New Jersey Avenue, SE, with many changes evident even before the Insignia's construction makes it above ground level.
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Feb. 8, 2016
- The 1111 site, as seen from across M Street. It's taken well over a year, but at last the vertical construction is well above ground.
Nov. 19, 2015 - A rendering showing almost the same angle as the construction photo, looking north from M Street at the building's south side. There will be 11,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, facing M, New Jersey, and L.
The opposite view of the 1111 footprint, looking southward down New Jersey, in April 2006. (04/06)
February 8, 2016
- The same location, with excavation well underway. (Note also the disappearance of Spooky Building 213
at far left.)
A rendering showing the building as it will look from the same angle as the two above photos, looking down New Jersey from L Street.
A rendering of the building's roof, as seen from the south.
The retail spaces facing L Street. (Note the easily recognizable pink of Ann's Beauty and Wigs next door.)
Square 743N, seen from overhead, in March 2006; the parking lot and the church make up the 1111 New Jersey site. (03/06)
The same location, two years later, with 100 M
(left) and Onyx
(right) a few months from completion. At the very top left of the photo you can see the stadium. The church was demolished in September 2014. (11/17/08)
In May 2006 a sign went up announcing what was then an office project. (05/06)
While the 1111 New Jersey property includes the land around the Metro entrance, the building will not be brought right to the M Street line. There will be a wide plaza surrounding the Metro entrance, and the existing entrance canopy will remain. (08/06)
July 12, 2014 - A last photo of St. Matthew's Baptist Church, not quite two months before its demolition. The hill is stood on is gone as well.
December 10, 2007 - The dedication plaque, which hopefully still exists somewhere.